We believe that Post 16 education should provide every student with a range of activities beyond the classroom.
Our aim is that, by the end of their two years with us, students have not only achieved excellent exam results but also have a CV that stands out.
All our centres have excellent sports facilities and teams in a range of sports from football and rugby to dodgeball and ultimate frisbee.
Students are encouraged to take part in the busy wider life of the school; be it in sport, music, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or working with younger students there is something for everyone.
This year students were offered:
- Paired Reading/Student Support with SEN students
- Gabblers Club (Public Speaking)
- Post 16 Student Committee
- Extended Project Qualification
- Drama Production Team (sound & lighting)
- Sports clubs
- Heading Higher Passport
- YEAH! Peer Counselling team
- School Journalism
- Annual Trip Abroad e.g. Rome, USA
- Young Student of the Year competition
- Charity Fund Raising e.g. for the homeless
- The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
- World Challenge
- UN Debate Club
- Film Club
- Kenya Project
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The well-established and popular DofE scheme requires young people to complete activities in: volunteering, physical, skill, residential and expedition categories. This demanding programme asks a great deal of young people and those who complete the Award feel justly proud of their achievement. We offer direct entry to the Silver Award and every year we have a number of students who complete their Award with us. We also offer the Gold Award for any student who has already completed their Bronze or Silver Award.
Are you up to the World Challenge?
A World Challenge expedition puts the students in control of their trip. They plan their itinerary, raise the funds and then lead the expedition once they are in country. Fundraising and preparing for an expedition is as important as the expedition itself in teaching students life skills, such as teamwork and money management. The expedition gives enormous opportunity for the development of skills that will help to equip students for their future, be it in education, training or employment. From increased confidence and fitness to global awareness, a World Challenge expedition can truly change a young person’s life.
Previous expeditions have seen students trek in tea plantations and renovate a school in southern India, explore the Amazon rainforest in Peru and go scuba diving in Borneo.